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night live at from boston is john king stale former executive director of the massachusetts health insurance connector authority. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. explain whate you your job was in the commonwealth. >> i ran the commonwealth health insurance connector authority. it was an exchange for primarily folks who do not have insurance, low and moderate income. insurers 250,000 people. >> more immediately, the looming deadline, this saturday, the white house a department of health and human serious is -- services insisting that healthcare.gov will be operational. what is your confidence level it will be working? >> they are making steady progress, and would expect come the end of november, it will be better than it is today. it won't be perfect. this is going to be a work in progress for some months to come to get a completely up to snuff, and then for years, to continue to improve it. we did that in massachusetts. >> you have been quoted as saying it is more than just a website problem. explain. it is an entire reform, particularly for the small group insurance mark
insurance connector authority. compares the affordable care act's health exchanges with what massachusetts in 2006. wa journal is live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> tomorrow, american history tv continues the look at the of jfk and its aftermath, with highlights lyndon johnson's november 27 address to congress. questions for lbj iographer, flowed by presidential historian, timothy napthalie. and at 6:00, coverage of the funeral. jfk on c-span 3. now on the health insurance update. the health and technology experts. this is an hour and 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> we are going to find a seat and allow us to get started. we will try to do it >> try to find a seat and allow us to get started. we'll try to do it on time. >> good afternoon. my name is ed howard with the alliance for health reform. on behalf of senator bond and senator rockefeller, we want to welcome you to this program to take a look at the initial almost eight weeks of experience since the marketplaces or exchange is open for business on october 1. and the major pieces of implementation of the affordable care act bega
in massachusetts. it uses ideas out of the heritage foundation. the individual mandate was originated in the heritage foundation in 1989. the republicans introduced a similar legislation in 1992. you guys are complaining that this is a radical thing. it is filled with republican ideas and the other problem is, you guys have complained for four years and jumping up and down and complaining about how awful obamacare is. there is no republican alternative as far as i know. there is none that has been passed in the house. you don't have a comprehensive health care plan. the health care costs that we have in the united states have been rising and rising for the past 20 years. they are projected to continue to rise if there is no change. what is the republican alternative to the awful, harvell, terrible, ghastly obamacarec which is really romneyare? guest: i think it's true that in the 1990s, there were conservatives who were trying to be proactive and look for ways to solve the healthcare problem. it is wrong to say that all republicans embrace this idea and rally around it but there are
authority. he compares the health insurance exchanges with those that he created in massachusetts in 2006. washington journal is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cease and. -- on c-span. in his weekly address, president obama affirmed his commitment to creating growth and jobs. congressman mike burgess gave the republican address. he criticized the poor rollout of the health care law. >> i know that many of you have never been more frustrated with washington. if you look beyond those headlines, there are good things happening with our economy. that has been my priority since the day i walked into the oval office. the middle-class has worked harder and harder to keep up. we made the tough choices required, not just to be cover from crisis but to rebuild on new foundations for a stronger, more durable economic growth. we fought our way back. our business is created 7.8 million jobs. another 200,000 americans went back to work last month. the american auto industry has become boring back -- has, boring back --roaring back. we are leading the charge in a manufacturing's sector that has added jobs
as well. welcome. >> mr. david cotton, commissioner of banks for the commonwealth of massachusetts. he has served in that position since november 2010 seeing supervision of 2,000 banks and credit unions with assets in excess of $325 billion. mr. cotney is an active contributor to consumer protection efforts both in massachusetts and nationally. in 2013 he was elected as vice chairman of the board of directors of the conference of state bank supervisors on whose behalf he testifies here today. welcome mr. cotney. miss shasky, cavelry. >> i'm director of treasury p crime enforcement or fincen. i'm here to discuss the work doing at fincen for illicit actors to exploit u.s. financial system as technological advances such as u.s. currency create new ways to move money. recognizing the potential for abuse ofer merging new payment methods and understanding that the antimony laundering protections must keep pace with these advancements fincen began working with our partners several years ago to study the issue. here is what we learned. illicit actors might decide to use virtual currency for many o
massachusetts is still thinking about running against me. >> bring it on! somethingt me say nothing nic nice about scott brown in case he becomes a fellow citizen. [laughter] will give you the shirt off his back and i have seen the photos to show it. [applause] thatone of the big issues congress has been dealing with is immigration reform. peopleople think that are sneaking across our borders, trying to get jobs they don't .ualify for that is enough about scott brown. [applause] you know there are two announced republican candidates for the united states senate, jim rubin and karen testament. that should be quite a primary. for those of you worried that dancing with the stars might go off the air, this will be a new source of entertainment. but to get serious tonight, the republicans think that the difficulties we have had with enrolling people in the new going toe care act are be their road to victory in 2014. but let me tell you something. and we all know this in this room. every american deserves a affordable quality healthcare. [applause] and that is why we are going to make the affordab
into place, who was behind them and what do they say? introduced by senator ed markey of massachusetts. he just joined this year. he is one of the leading clean energy advocates on capitol hill. he cosponsored the climate change bill in 2009 with waxman, he has been planning he wanted this to be his first legislation in the senate. it says electric utilities have to provide 25% of their electricity from renewable solar, -- wind., geothermal, by 2020 five. electric utilities and natural gas have to meet efficiency targets within a period. the second was introduced by tom udall and mike udall. their first cousins, they had a similar bill, 25% by 2025 renewable energy requirement, i don't believe they had the efficiency with theirs. the raf -- ref is popular at the state level. ranging fromevels 15% to 25% over the next decade or decade and a half. it is popular among clean energy advocates and environmentalists, it does not have a lot of chance of gaining traction in this congress. republicans are in charge of the house, they're very resistant to any sort of mandate, that is what an ref is.
military and veterans roundtables in massachusetts with holly petraeus, head of cfpb head of office of affairs. one issue for veterans is a growing scam involving the v.a.'s aid and attendance benefit, the benefit that helps cover the cost of nursing homes and in-home health aides for our disabled vets who don't have many resources. now, from what i understand the details of this scam are really grisly. a company offers to help a veteran sign up for the benefits. if the company determines the veteran has too many assets to qualify for the benefits, it tries to hide some of those assets by moving them to irrevocable trust or annuity that not only violates the spirit of the program, it often ends up hurting the veteran. the company generally charges huge fees, takes a fat cut of whatever financial product they end up selling to the veteran and moves the assets where the vets can't easily reach them meaning the veteran is actually in much worse financial shape than before the person applied for help. i understand one case where a veteran got set up with an annuity that wouldn't start p
. [applause] you might have heard that scott brown -- [crowd boos] scott brown from massachusetts is still thinking about running against me. let me say something nice about scott brown in case he does become a fellow citizen. [laughter] he will give you the shirt off his back and i have seen the photos to prove it. [applause] one of the issues that congress is dealing with is immigration reform. some people think that people are sneaking across our borders, trying to get jobs they don't qualify for. [laughter] that is enough about scott brown. [laughter] [applause] there are two announced republican candidates for the senate -- jim reuben and karen and hesterman. that should be quite a primary. [laughter] for those of you that "dancing with the stars" might go off the air, this will be a new source of entertainment. to get serious tonight, you him him know, the republicans think that the difficulties at we have had with enrolling as you we have had with enrolling people in the new as a affordable care act are you are you -- going to be their road to victory in 2014. but let me tell you so
up significantly. i have some figures. massachusetts, when they started a similar program, it started off slowly, only .3% overall for enrollees for private coverage signed up in the first month, and thus far, the affordable care act, 1.5%. both started slowly, ahead of what massachusetts was, but after that there was a surge of enrollment as people got closer to deadlines. the "l.a. times" reported that a number of states that have their own systems are projected to achieve their projections. california nearly doubled its enrollment this month. other states are outpacing their and remote projections. we see an acceleration, even in the federal workplace. "the new york times" reported the federal market place has improved in the first two weeks of november. we are not where we need to be, but we are seeing improvements, and this increased pace of people going back on the site successfully is to me a very encouraging. so rather than just attacked a health care law and look for ways to undermine it, we ought to try to make it work, and we are anxious to make sure that you do your job of
-safe neighborhoods. prior to his service, he taught 30 years at the university of massachusetts amherst, and he is welcome here today. please proceed. >> thank you. in their draft report, the urban institute, observes that federal population has escalated to over 219,000 today. it observes this growth has come at great expense to taxpayers and other fiscal priorities. i cannot agree more with this report on the problems of fiscal austerity confronting public safety budgets. i believe we need to be very careful not to oversimplify the trade-offs in public safety that we need to consider in order to make good decisions and as a result may offer cost shifting instead of true cost savings. the more comprehensive view would cast the issue differently. we need to reduce not the cost of incarceration, or indeed the criminal justice system, but rather the total social cost of crime, including not only expenditures on public safety, but also the cost of victimization. as we seek to do this, the allocation of funds among components of the system should be guided by their demonstrated effectiveness in red
were you? guest: i was a freshman at the university of massachusetts at amherst, walking to class. the news spread like wildfire. nobody believed it. class was adjourned and we all went home. host: why 50 years later do we still feel compelled to reflect on the kennedy presidency? was this a turning point in the 20th century? guest: it is what might have been a turning point. the reason i think there is so much interest in the legacy of president kennedy is for what his administration stood for, this notion that every single person can make a difference in our country. the optimism that public service is a noble undertaking, that government is here to help, it's not the enemy. these concepts that president kennedy promoted, with the founding of the peace corps and the initiatives he undertook, this is something that contrasts with the political polarization today that you look back at those halcion days and say to yourself what might have been. host: he served only two years and 10 months, and people look at what happened before his assassination and the events that unfolded after
- destructive investigation in fbi history. barry, massachusetts. hi, barry. caller: with the thousands of witnesses, architects, engineers, explosive experts that have come out providing evidence that the 9/11 commission is more fiction than fact, why haven't the public figures come out and demanded a new investigation because this is not opinion. it is physics. it is scientific fact that we are being lied to. guest: have you looked -- host: have you looked into the 9/11 attacks? guest: i have. there are some flaws and it which i have written about. i think on the whole, considering the time frame and the fact that it was close to the event, they did a fairly good job. no one has convinced me what the lies are. there was poor coordination between the cia and fbi. the commission talks about that. perhaps there is more to be said about it. host: you talk about when you first got the tip, it took you over a year to confirm the details. what surprised you along the way? guest: what surprised me was the willingness of so many former fbi officers, officials, agents to talk to me about it. m
, the senator of massachusetts, is pushing hard to break up the banks. are you worried that with this continuing regulatory pressure that argument is going to gain ground? >> let me come back to why i believe the model, the universal banking model works because i think that is the fundamental policy decision. if you think about it from a customer, a client's perspective, the ability for a major company to bring both corporate banking and investment banking -- especially in light of the new capital rules, the fact that you have to make sure you are getting paid for using your capital -- is the superior is this model. -- business model. it is the model the clients want. it is the model that wins. when you go to the trading side, you cannot do the first model without having the ability to distribute the bonds or equity out to the market, and that market -- universal model works. it is the model outside the united states and it has been. the question is, what is the scope of activities, how much capital, how much liquidity? think about last year's stress test that the fed went through. when we did t
in massachusetts seven years ago under then governor mitt romney. we will be joined by jon kingsdale. is live at journal" 7:00 a.m. eastern every day here on c-span. and commercergy subcommittee heard testimony about healthcare.gov from an i.t. official with the centers for medicare and medicaid sentences -- services. the hearing ran about 2.5 hours. >> good morning. i convened this hearing to talk about healthcare.gov. americans want to know the answers to two simple questions -- is my information secure if i use healthcare.gov, why should i believe the administration that it is the echo it has been nearly 50 years since the launch of healthcare.gov, and the website is not function at an acceptable level. this is in spite the numerous problems and assurances the public was given by the administration leading up to and over several months leading up to the launch of the website. this committee heard directly from secretaries to bilious -- lius,ecretary sebei tavener, and cohen that they would be ready by october 1. those projections were not just limited to the website. we've also been routin
insurance with those he created in massachusetts in 2006. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. >> i thought it was fun to have a little view of history of a time in america that was not instructional. first and foremost, that was a and a bit more anecdotal little bit more archaeological, meaning random. you take a look at them and see bunches of weird photos and then the pet -- the captions explain them. i had a vision of high school students flipping through them and loving history if they flipped through them. headc network ahead -- with the big picture sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's to a quote -- a."nd the room atin congressional hearings, white house events, and offering complete gavel to gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now, you can watch us in hd. >> also speaking at the event, general martin dempsey. a wide-ranging interview covering afghanistan, iraq, and the threat of cyber attacks. this is 40 minutes. [applause] >> well,
, kentucky, maryland, massachusetts, minnesota, nevada, new mexico, new york, oregon, rhode island, utah, vermont, and washington state. in all parts of our country, some with republican governors, some with democratic governors, but all with people who need leadership to help them find health care that they can afford. and it makes up nearly 40% of all the nation's small employers are in these states. that's who we're focused on today. we all know that the rollout of the individual insurance website has been disappointing, to say the least, but today's hearing is focused on implementing the rollout of the s.h.o.p. exchanges, which is the focus of our committee, where we had a lot of input into how this bill was designed, to emphasize the need for a better rollout, not just for individuals, but for small businesses. today, as i said, we are joined by states that accepted this challenge and responsibility to create state-based exchanges and did it well, as well as those who are having difficulty. for those states that have made the decision to operate their own s.h.o.p. marketplaces, we'r
as they did in massachusetts as people run to the doctors to get their physicals. that can settle in with very good nurses and physician assistants and these teams of caregivers to organize primary care, chronic care management and life care. there are lots of things we can do if we can kind of break down the barriers across the board. >> i think the policy is important but it starts more fundamentally at -- doctors don't like teams. we're not going it like it, not trained. the patient comes to the door, you're the surgeon, he steps in and you've got to fix it. all the team stuff, listening in a collaborative way listening to people we want to cut, fix, get it done. hat's how we're train. in all seriousness, thesis a cheap solution. but the practice of medicine today, you're not trained -- medical schools are not trained. business school today is trained with a team of six people, not three or four but six to address an issue to get an outcome that allows collaboration, leadership, distribution. that's not the way doctors are trained. they probably are now with both your centers, i know. but t
in massachusetts in 2006. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. -- quacks i --t >> i thought it was fun to have a view of a time in american history that was not instructional. it was a little more anecdotal and actually a little more archaeological, meaning random. you take a look at them and you see bunches of weird photos and the captions explaining them. i had a vision of high school students flipping through them and loving history if they flipped through it. n moves from the world of cable to that of author with "the big picture was quote on c-span's q&a. event, speaking at the chairman martin dempsey, chair of the joint chiefs of staff. he set down for a wide-ranging interview, covering afghanistan, iran, and the threat of cyber attacks. this is 43 minutes. [applause] >> well, general dempsey, thanks very much for joining us. you heard a lot about leadership in our last session. it seems to be the topic here in washington. everybody seems to be searching for it. we have a room full of ceos. they manage 5 million employees. you alone have 2 million in uniform. so i figu
in massachusetts in 2006. atshington journal" is live 7 a.m. eastern. >> this week on newsmakers, texas representative mac thornberry is leading an effort -- he talked about u.s. forces in afghanistan, military militaryand information gathering practices. here's part of the interview. >> a key part of what the u.s. intelligence community does is cooperate with intelligence agencies of its allies. -- with what wikileaks is brought out, will any of those allies ever again the unitedith states? >> i don't know. if i were they, i would have to wonder about it. it is deeply disturbing. as i was just saying, we have very limited resources. a key fact or in our success has been working with others and cooperating and coordinating our efforts. if folks think that anything they said to us is going to be leaked out in some way, they're going to cooperate less. who would blame them? i would say that is one of the consequences to these recently. -- the white house is replacing considering the nsa director keith alexander when he retires in this ring. to think it is a good idea for civilian to be in
standards in schools overseas. i have met with recovering veterans at home in massachusetts. i have met with them at walter reed. they want very simply a world where they can be independent, go out and fend for themselves where they can travel abroad to work or study or vacation, and they should never have to worry about whether the disabilities sustained fighting on our behalf are going to prevent them from accessing the classroom, a workplace, a hotel, or transportation overseas. like all people with disabilities, they deserve a world where they can fully participate in the global economy on equal terms without fear of discrimination or loss of dignity. joining the disabilities treaty will also expand opportunities for american students with disabilities, who need to be able study abroad to prepare themselves to compete in the global economy. i want you to take the example of a person who is one of the outstanding interns at the state department. she is here today. she is a graduate student with dreams of a career in foreign affairs. she happens to also be deaf. two years ago she trav
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